Paul Herman Schnieders

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Paul "Hook" Herman Schnieders, 88, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at the St. James Veterans Home surrounded by his family. He was born August 22, 1926, in Cole County, the son of the late Pete and Clara (Adrian) Schnieders. Hook served his country in the United States Army Air Force from February 22, 1945 to November 29, 1946. His primary job was to supply airplanes in the Philippines at the end of World War II. During his military career, he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal. He was united in marriage on February 3, 1951, in Rich Fountain to Mildred Bax, who preceded him in death on March 1, 2005. After serving in the military, he worked in a rock quarry until he opened the P & H Tavern and a bowling alley, Rainbow Lanes. He also owned and operated Hooks Car Wash. Hook's claim to fame was being a left-handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs organization for eight years. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jefferson City Bowling Hall of Fame, and the American Bowling Congress. Most of all, Hook was a die hard Cubs fan. Survivors include: six children, James (Roberta) Schnieders, Jefferson City; Mark (Sandy) Schnieders, Jefferson City; Steve (Patty) Schnieders, Rich Fountain; Phillip (Mary Jo) Schnieders, Jefferson City; Samuel Schnieders, Jefferson City; Paula Eynard, Jefferson City; 12 grandchildren, Tina Paschal, Scott Schnieders, Jon Schnieders, Melanie Schnieders, Jamie Eynard, Dustin Schnieders, Victoria Schnieders, Colby Schnieders, Christopher Schnieders, Patrick Schnieders, Trevor Schnieders, Parker Schnieders; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Paschal, Blake Paschal, Chase Schnieders, Riley Schnieders, Brynn Eynard, Jaycie Rae Eynard; five siblings, Clifford (Margie) Schnieders, Jefferson City; Bill Schnieders, Jefferson City; Fred (Beverly) Schnieders, Jefferson City; Mary "Pat" Neuner, Jefferson City; Betty (Harry) Stauffer, Lee's Summit; and a brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Margy Reinkemeyer, Rich Fountain. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Mary Terese Schnieders; and two sisters, Dorothy Burkett and Ruth Ann Higgins. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Colin Franklin officiating. Entombment with military honors will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the wishes of the family. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.

Published January 9, 2015